Gift Bag Winners!

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Congratulations to the Bitterest Lawyers of 2008. The male and female winners of our Holiday Gift Bag Giveaway received the most votes amongst our finalists and have each won a $500 gift bag filed with items from their respective Holiday Gift Guide. How did the voting results shake out? Ladies: Why are you a Bitter Lawyer? WINNER: Account-Ant Marching Because …

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Loose Ends, 12-22-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at President Bush will stand trial on December 31 and could face a jail term of five to 15 years for “aggression against a foreign head of state.” Incidentally, another matter that has become aggressive since the incident is sales for the thrown-shoe manufacturer, which have gone …

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Loose Ends, 12-20-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: December 21st marks the first night of Hanukkah.  Jewish people can celebrate with one of the holiday’s top-5 pop culture items.  And apparently Christmas:Bing Crosby :: Hanukkah:Adam Sandler, South Park, and Rugrats.  Quite reverent.  [CJP.org] Attorney General and former California Governor Jerry Brown is facing a major quagmire in an effort to defend the …

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Six Reasons to Love Tom Cruise

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Six Reasons Bitter Lawyers Should Love Tom Cruise: In lean times, Tom Cruise may be the Top Gun client the legal profession needs most. He’s rich. He’s litigious. And he’s fearless when it comes to taking on his enemies, which is why lawyers should be falling all over themselves to get that couch-jumping thespian anything he damn well pleases. Or, …

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Loose Ends, 12-19-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s infamous secret source in the Watergate scandal, “Deep Throat,” died today at the age of 95.  Then the FBI’s #2, Mark Felt’s secret identity wasn’t revealed until 2005.  “Felt insisted on remaining completely anonymous, or on ‘deep background.’ A Post editor dubbed him “Deep Throat,” a …

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Dri-FIT, Merrell & Belichick, LLP

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Business casual was intended to be a good thing, right? It was supposed to make stuffy male lawyers hip and stylish; give them the sartorial freedom of artists, advertising execs and entrepreneurs.  But sadly, all it did was open the door for them to reveal what dorks they really are—and make female associates yearn for the days when they wore …

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Loose Ends, 12-18-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: “Eric Holder, President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for attorney general, will earn $4.6 million from his law firm [Covington & Burling] this year and next, including deferred compensation and a separation payment.” Because it’s not like you can live off a government salary anymore.  [Associated Press] “Opinion 39” sounds like a case for Super Lawyers!  …

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Loose Ends, 12-17-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Partners’ hearts and female associates’ eggs are no longer the only things frozen over at Latham.  They announced a freeze on all associates’ salaries yesterday.  Similar moves from competing firms expected.  [Law.com] Where would entertainment “journalism” be without public court documents?  Practically suffering his own B. Spears-like mental lapse trying to whittle down to …

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